Catherine Bruce Countess of Dysart

1605–22 May 1651 (Age 46)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Bruce Countess of Dysart was born in 1605, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Colonel Norman Bruce, was 35 and her mother, Janet Norvall, was 30. She married William Murray 1st Earl of Dysart on 15 April 1613. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She died on 22 May 1651, in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

William Murray 1st Earl of Dysart
1600–1655
Catherine Bruce Countess of Dysart
1605–1651
Marriage: 15 April 1613
Elizabeth Murray Duchess of Lauderdale
1626–1698
Anne Murray
1628–
Catherine Murray
1629–
Lady Margaret Murray
1627–1682

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 April 1613
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Catharine Murray in entry for Ann Murray, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Catherine Bruce - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Catherine Bruce

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